Ever wanted to know what the staff at the RSC get up to? In this blog our publishing editors describe some of the interesting activities they are working on, and let you know what it's really like to work at a leading international scientific publishers. You can also hear from the development editors in our publishing team, and find out what exciting projects and RSC social events they have been involved in recently.

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Publishing Editor - Inorganic

Accepting the Publishing Editor role at the Royal Society of Chemistry signified more for me than just the end of university, it was a new beginning entirely. I was moving away, far from home, and into an exciting yet unfamiliar city, starting a new job without my close friends and family around me for support. To say I was apprehensive was an understatement, but I soon found my feet with the help of this welcoming and sociable company.   

You will see from this blog that one key point that makes the Royal Society of Chemistry spe
e63ade6a84cb8f099511d10f86e9bf40-huge-pacial is the people. As a voluntary member of the Royal Society of Chemistry Sports and Social club (SSC) I help plan a number of exciting events regularly throughout the year, from table football tournaments to pottery painting – providing lots of opportunities to get creative or competitive alongside your colleagues! We also have a huge variety of clubs that meet regularly at lunchtimes or after work. Whether you would like to take up a new language, pick up your tennis racket again, or bake (a great excuse to make cake, the social glue of our company!) there is something for everyone. 

My role in the SSC is New Starter Liaison, and I am around to help those who are new to the company get settled into their new role and life at the Royal Society of Chemistry. I organise regular lunches for new starters where you can get to know colleagues who have recently begun working at the Royal Society of Chemistry, as well as events outside of work.

The SSC were very welcoming when I began working at the Royal Society of Chemistry, as were the inorganic team who organised a whole team lunch on my first day. As a member of the inorganic team I carry out peer review for our inorganic portfolio including Dalton Transactions and CrystEngComm. I am journal coordinator and cover coordinator for CrystEngComm, acting as a point of contact for queries relating to peer review and publication of papers submitted to the journal, working alongside a multidisciplinary team to ensure the journal runs smoothly. In particular I enjoy commissioning covers for upcoming issues of CrystEngComm, an opportunity to showcase some of the best work submitted to the journal.

Currently, I am particularly proud of the volunteer work being carried out by myself and the rest of the SSC during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through organising virtual activities we are helping to boost the morale of the whole company, keeping everyone connected; because after all, what makes the Royal Society of Chemistry so special is the people. 

Paige Boxhall is a Publishing Editor working in the Royal Society of Chemistry's Publishing Department. To see if there are any current vacancies go to 'RSC: Latest Vacancies' Blog or subscribe to 'RSC: Latest Vacancies' by Email

Posted by Harriet Brewerton on Apr 20, 2020 4:03 PM Europe/London

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